Agent Name

Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monostearate

CAS Number

9005-67-8

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

PEG-3 Sorbitan stearate; PEG-40 Sorbitan stearate; PEG-6 Sorbitan stearate; PEG-60 Sorbitan stearate; Polyethylene glycol (3) sorbitan monostearate; Polyethylene glycol 2000 sorbitan stearate; Polyethylene glycol 300 sorbitan monostearate; Polyethylene glycol 3000 sorbitan monostearate; Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monostearate; Polyoxyethylene (3) sorbitan monostearate; Polyoxyethylene (4) sorbitan monostearate; Polyoxyethylene (40) sorbitan stearate; Polyoxyethylene (6) sorbitan monostearate; Polyoxyethylene (60) sorbitan monostearate; Polysorbate 60; Polysorbate 61; Sorbimacrogol stearate 300; Sorbitan, monooctadecanoate, poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) derivs.; Glycosperse S-20; PEG sorbitan stearate; PEG-20 sorbitan stearate; Polyoxyethylene 20 sorbitan monostearate; Polyoxyethylene-40-sorbitan monostearate; Sorbitan monostearate, ethoxylated; Sorbitan, monooctadecanoate, poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) derivs.; Sorbitan, monostearate, polyoxyethylene derivs.; Tween 60; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polyoxyethylenes

Description

Dark yellow opaque viscous liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent, emulsifier, boiler water additive, surface-active agent, and stabilizer or thickener for foods; [FDA] Used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, as a lubricant and finish emulsifier for textile and leather manufacture, laboratory reagent, and flavoring; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

No evidence of reproductive or developmental toxicity in rats; [ToxPlanet: Shepard's Catalog of Teratogenic Agents] Causes pigmented or nucleated red blood cells and changes in erythrocyte count in 95-week constant oral studies of mice; Oral LD50 (rat) > 60 mL/kg; [RTECS] Acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 0-25 mg/kg; [JECFA] Not considered hazardous by GHS classification; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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